From my standpoint, flying in a new plane, i.e. 777 as opposed to a DC10 isn't the same. It's strange...the older planes have this smell and feel to them. I'm bring this up because I flew in a 777 for the first time a couple weeks ago, by way of <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acrony...Jump to post
I just had to share this with you guys. Boy, have times changed. This table is dated September 9, 1982, I picked it up at the <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> show the other day: "On United, you can fly First Class, Coach, or-on certain routes...Jump to post
I'm sorry you had those memories to take with you. It saddens me to hear fellow airline employee's disheartment towards the personell at their airline. Honestly, you were working for the wrong company if you want a family atmosphere. I've been at <acronym title="Air Namibia">SW</acronym> for almost ...Jump to post
Everytime I hear a plane has crashed, I get chills. I guess I just can't imagine being in one. Watching the second aircraft hit the Trade Center on 9'11 on live tv, I guess, was the straw that broke the camel's back. I haven't seen that footage since the week it happened, it makes me sick. I have so...Jump to post
Actually, demand accross the board is growing as far as cheap transcon. flights. I'm not sure about our expansion in <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>, but I do know that many cities here out West will be gaining nonstops ...Jump to post
In coach, <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> and the like, does <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> give out ammenities kits to passengers? I've neve...Jump to post
I guess it just baffles me how some airlines have such a variant of fleet types. Why not cut the A300 and use the 763 or 777? The 300 has to be an expensive guy to maintain and whatnot. What is so special about the A300 that they use it solely on those Carribbean and Miami flights? I'm not being sar...Jump to post
How much longer does <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> plan on keeping the A300 fleet around. It just seems overdue for retirement, only because <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> and <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> got rid of theirs long...Jump to post
I'd say we are use to any type of pun people have to offer us, especially on this forum. Southwest is the butt of a lot of airline jokes, always have been. But it's just like the little girl who bullyrags the little boy, it's not because she really doesn't like him, it's because she secretly really ...Jump to post
Does anybody know the details as to why this aircraft is here at, of all places, <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>? <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> The duration of the stay and cities goin...Jump to post
I personally think it's because their customer complaints have gone up. Pax see the decals, raise their expectations of the flight, are completely let down, and complain as to why? <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Nobody flies "luxury jets", especially nowadays. SJCguyJump to post
737doctor- Thanks for sharing those stories. I believe that most of us at <acronym title="Air Namibia">SW</acronym>, including myself, are hopeful for all the majors that have been suffering. I don't have hard feelings towards them, I have no reason to, but I feel like there are hard feelings toward...Jump to post
I will admit we do things fast. I'll also admit that other airlines do things slow. Just today, 2 of our planes were cleared to back taxi past an American MD80 who was taxiing at walking speed. Both of our jets had back-taxiied, flipped a 360 at the end of the runway and were both airborne beginning...Jump to post
Funny this is brought up. I'm usually up in the jetway after loading the planes, greeting passengers as they board. We had a flight attendant from another major carrier making her way down the jetway, and myself and the Captain greeted her. She didn't say a word and proceeded onto the plane with a s...Jump to post
I vote for EVA Air...
I don't think you have been paying close attention to Southwest's "growth" these past couple years. We haven't been opening up stations. We have been connecting the dots, opening many long haul flights; <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acrony...Jump to post
I apologize beforehand if this topic has been discussed, but I'm under the impression that <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> is recieving an A330 on July 7?? Also, when they do start service with this aircraft, what routes are they planning on doing with it? Domestic, Internatio...Jump to post
Out west, we see more of the Airbuses of USAirways, but I was wondering if and how many of their planes are still in that gorgeous silver livery? I noticed while flying thru <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> a few months ago, there were a few ...Jump to post
When I was a kid, I never new if adults were being serious or being jokers.
On the shuttle to the parking lot tonight after work, I overheard some <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> pax who were talking about the food they had on their flight from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acrony...Jump to post
I'm a ramp supervisor for Southwest Airlines, and love everything about my job, besides burning my hand on the engine cowlings! <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> I started with the company 5 years ago, and have never met a more loving group of people in m...Jump to post
I recently purchased United tickets thru Travelocity.com. When the seat map came up, there were only 5 seats left on the entire plane (this was about 3 weeks ago). I'm traveling in July. I was wondering, in the case of these discount sites, if United itself only allows a certain amount of seats for ...Jump to post
We had some welcome additions in the last year, ATA and Frontier. Are any other airlines talking about opening up shop here at <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>? I guess this is just a "wishfull" thinking post! Any ide...Jump to post
...if you find the cure for SARS. <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> C. Southern says their loads are down around the tune of 85% from this time last year due to the epidemic. By the way, I wonder if that's positive space? <img src="/discussions/graphic...Jump to post
I'm flying to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> via <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> this July and have noticed on their website they have 3...Jump to post
I hear <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> cut a number of flights to and from <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> due to SARS, from <acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJ<ac...Jump to post
If you don't know, please don't post a guess...but does anybody know for sure? I've heard from <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> employees up at <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> that <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (U...Jump to post
Yeah, there's only 1 of our 200's in the new paint, and it wasn't a mistake like everybody was saying. It was done because it needed it terribly. No other reason.
As for the -500's, it's because they haven't reached their D yet. I asked that same question at our 737 mechanical class.
I use to commute regularly on NW206 between <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> and <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> when they had that flight, Gawd I miss i...Jump to post
I've noticed that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is peelin' off those decals on the front of their 757s. What's up with that? Don't tell me it's a cost cutting measure. My belief is that passengers see that decal, therefore expectations go up, and so do complaints. Am I close?...Jump to post
I'm going to be flying into <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> in mid-July, arriving at 625am their time. I'm wondering how long I should expect to do this process seeing that I have a connection on Air France at 9am. I'm assuming I'll have more than enough...Jump to post
I had the option of non-reving on Virgin for $59.00 round trip, but I think it's a little risky trying to do that in mid-July. Best of luck to you though! Ugh, I haven't bought an airline ticket in years! Oh well, it feels good that I KNOW I have a seat on this flight, as does my girlfriend. $580.00...Jump to post